Have You Met Our Three New Apprentices?

Rachel and Matthew

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Where are you from?

Shapleigh, ME

What brought you to the Apprenticeshop?

I wanted a change of pace and I wasn't happy with what I was doing. It seemed like a fun adventure working with my hands.

What were you doing before you came here?

I was a Mortgage Loan Officer for a mortgage company.

What do you like best about the Shop so far?

I love the fact that there's so much to learn. At this point, I'm still learning how to use the tools and how to put the boat together. I love learning the small details and why they matter.

What has been most difficult for you in your first few weeks here?

Learning the lingo.

If you could have any shop superpower, what would it be?

Cutting in without having to take forever and a day.

Where are you from?

Bozeman, MT

What brought you to the Apprenticeshop?

I wanted to do something more useful in a community.

What were you doing before you came here?

I was a Barista and I worked on a goat farm; I was literally a kidder. Goat vaginas and dead baby cans - that's my previous life. 

What do you like best about the Shop so far?

The people here aren't judgmental. I've asked a thousand stupid questions and everyone has been so patient with me. 

What has been most difficult for you in your first few weeks here?

Math, definitely the math.

If you could have any shop superpower, what would it be?

I would be a geometer so I could be better at the math part of things.

 

Eli

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Where are you from?

Lake Tahoe, NV

What brought you to the Apprenticeshop?

I like boats a lot and I wanted to build wooden boats.

What were you doing before you came here?

I was finishing up school. 

What do you like best about the Shop so far?

I like that I've already had a chance to get out on the water and I've already started to build a boat.

What has been most difficult for you in your first few weeks here?

I'm a pretty novice woodworker so there's a lot to learn there. It's the most difficult, but it's also fun and one of the reasons why I'm here. 

If you could have any shop superpower, what would it be?

I would love to instantly know what bevel angle I was looking at.